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Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: Fort Pierce Fla.
Re: Will '68 glass panels fit in '69????
Not to argue Bill,
Mabe they have fixed the problem?
When I was installing my glass I worked at it for several days, then I had a glass company that does this every day come to my house and they couldnt get the glass to fit.
I then some had bodyshop buddy's come try to adjust them.
It's not the outside shape it's the curve from front to rear.
Also without adjusting anything I installed the OE glass and it solved the problem.
I would guess that you and your friends are getting glass that was made by a different factory than my repo. glass?
I also talked to Auto City Classics and Pilkington about the glass I had and they all agreed it was bad and did not have the correct compound curve to it.
They also (at that time) didnt have any other glass that would work correctly, other than clear.
The OE glass and the repo. glass that "I" had didnt have the same curves.
The companys know they have this problem and I have been told by the owner of ACC that untill the factory decides to correct the problem, thats how it will be, mabe they have corrected the problem?
All I can say is if you buy this glass, do this test:
Take a steel straight edge from front to rear on the inside of the repo. glass.
Now measure the space between the metal edge and the glass about in the center, now do the same with the OE glass.
If you come up with the same measurement, then good for you , you got good glass.
If not you will never get it to seal out the wind,rain, dirt, ect........
My repo. glass was almost flat from front to rear and so was all the glass they had in there wearhouse, the OE glass is not, and all the adjusting in the world wont change the shape of the glass.